Occupy Fresno plans a May Day action focusing on holding the banks accountable for the foreclosure crisis. Read the May Day article, which starts on this page, for more information.
By Mike Rhodes
May 1 has always marked the coming of spring: a time of rebirth and new possibilities. For more than a century, May Day has been known as International Workers Day, a day where the 99%—workers throughout the world—have united to fight their common exploitation by the 1%.
Chicago 1886 The origins of May Day lie in the revolutionary year of 1886 when …[Read the details]
By Vic Bedoian
West Fresno activist Mary Curry spoke at this press conference in front of City Hall, where the group announced a lawsuit had been filed against the City of Fresno. Curry said, “The community has suffered through decades of threats to our health and well-being. We will tolerate no more delays—only a solution.”
West Fresno citizens have finally had enough of the noxious odors, flies and pollution from Darling International’s meat rendering plant in their neighborhood, and enough dithering from the City of Fresno. Now they’re going to court. The lawsuit was announced …[Read the details]
1947—Plant Opens Sierra Meat Co. (now Darling International) receives Special Use Permit 9 to operate a slaughterhouse and meat packaging plant facility from Fresno County.
1953—Limited Permit Issued, First Odor Complaints Fresno County grants Sierra Meat Co. Variance 377 to engage in meat rendering to support its slaughterhouse with 4,000 pounds of tallow expected to be processed per day. Several local residents voice opposition.
1965—Increase to 286,000 Pounds per Day Peterson Manufacturing Co. purchases the plant. At this time, the plant was processing 286,000 pounds per day of raw material. No permit was granted for the increase.
1967—Original Conditional-Use …[Read the details]
By Chip Ashley
Photographer Howard Watkins was there to record the historic moment when the Fresno City Council voted (5-2) for a smart growth plan that will focus more on infill and higher density.
April 19 might go down as one of the most important dates in the history of the City of Fresno. That evening, the City Council finalized a General Plan Update, approving on a 5-2 vote a plan for “smart growth”—called A2—that will set a course for Fresno’s future—a quantum leap from the past and business as usual.
Just a few years …[Read the details]
May Is Bike Month
By Community Alliance Staff
One million miles. That’s how much bike riding we think we can do in Fresno this May. One million happy, carefree, feel good, environmentally friendly miles.
How do we ride that much? You. We want you to pledge your miles and ride toward I Bike Fresno’s Million Mile Challenge. After all, it’s bike month and if we all ride together, we know we can do it. Here’s how I Bike Fresno is going to help:
Million Mile Challenge Counter (May 1–31) If you’re going to be riding …[Read the details]